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2018: Issue 3

The Next Generation


Millennials Leading the Growth of New Home Buyers
Millennials projected to
overtake Baby Boomers
as America’s largest
generation

By Richard Fry

Millennials are on the cusp of


surpassing Baby Boomers as
the nation’s largest living adult
generation, according to
population projections from the
U.S. Census Bureau. As of July
1, 2016 (the latest date for
which population estimates are
available), Millennials, whom we
define as ages 20 to 35 in 2016,
numbered 71 million, and
Boomers (ages 52 to 70)
numbered 74 million. Millennials
are expected to overtake
Boomers in population in 2019
as their numbers swell to 73
million and Boomers decline to
“Millennials are recognizing the building smaller, single-family 72 million. Generation X (ages
NAHB•ORG benefits of homeownership and are detached homes that are both 36 to 51 in 2016) is projected to
eager to buy their first homes,” said affordable to first-time buyers and pass the Boomers in population
As the housing industry National Association of Home cost-effective for builders. by 2028.
celebrates New Homes Month in Builders (NAHB) Chairman Randy With millennials willing to The Millennial generation
April, recent data from the Census Noel, a custom home builder from compromise on space, townhouses continues to grow as young
Bureau confirms that millennials LaPlace, La. “And contrary to are offering a more affordable immigrants expand its ranks.
are increasingly entering the conventional wisdom, this option for younger buyers ready to Boomers – whose generation
housing market as first-time buyers. generation is in the market for purchase their first homes. After was defined by the boom in
The homeownership rate of single-family homes in the suburbs experiencing a drop during the U.S. births following World War
millennials—now at 36 percent— as they look ahead to raising their Great Recession, the share of new II – are aging and their numbers
registered the largest gains among families.” townhome construction has been shrinking in size as the number
all age groups in 2017. As the Home builders recognize the rising since 2009. According to of deaths among them exceeds
nation’s largest demographic group, changing demographics and the NAHB analysis of Census data, the number of older immigrants
more than 70 million millennials are increasing demand for entry-level townhome construction in 2017 arriving in the country.
poised to dominate the home homes. Yet rising construction was up seven percent from 2016. Because generations are
buying market in the months and costs and limited lot availability Millennials also are looking for analytical constructs, it takes
years ahead. create significant challenges to homes with three bedrooms and time for popular and expert
two bathrooms, outdoor space, consensus to develop as to the
flexible areas that can be used for precise boundaries that
a variety of purposes and more demarcate one generation from
luxurious finishes, like quartz another. Pew Research Center
countertops. has assessed demographic,
Ongoing economic growth and labor market, attitudinal and
rising wages are expected to behavioral measures and has
continue boosting housing demand now established an endpoint –
throughout 2018. NAHB analysis of albeit inexact – for the Millennial
the Census Bureau’s Housing generation. According to our
Vacancy Survey shows that the revised definition, the youngest
number of home owner households “Millennial” was born in 1996.
increased by 1.5 million in 2017,
429

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What a month it’s been with all forward to doing something like look for information and
that’s going on at the association. that here at our own Top golf. pictures of the Playhouse build.
coMMUnicaTion
From TaB meetings in austin to The things we came away with a lot of members to thank. Ray’s
STRaTegY
the membership direct drive are many. Know that your Texas got the story in this issue. Just
training, the el Paso children’s association is fighting the good know it took a lot of sweat and
Hospital Foundation Playhouse fight, but it will be rough in 2019 more to get this done, by a few
and more…yeah, i’d say we’ve as the legislature will be strong people. Thanks angelique ediToRial SeRViceS
been busy. splintered making it harder and Roman, Fernie Santana and gus
i want to thank our executive more expensive to fight bad loy. dan Villareal at Foxworth
team led by TaB executive legislation. Your dollars to Home galbraith, and cristina Sheldon
officer Randy Bowling, Sam Pac are important like never at Franklin; cruz lopez at
Shallenberger, edgar garcia, before. Sherwin Williams. and many
Sergio cuartas, Ray adauto and We are joining 20 other more.
Margaret adauto for joining me in associations across Texas in May With all that we are also ready
austin. i will say that we’ve not to increase our membership. We to open the Parade of Homes. i’ll
had this type of “power” together are fortunate to have a great have something to say about that
at a TaB meeting for several relationship with Kate and Rob next time. Meanwhile my thanks
years and frankly it made an oliver of Monarch direct drive. to our staff, Margaret and Ray.
impression. edgar and Sergio They were joined by Texas awesome job.
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things are well underway. The fast. He has great hand-eye and county will be struggling
first breath of warm air and a coordination, going for 70 plus with population needs. Water,
rain shower or two normally yards for the winning touchdown land, transportation, services of
greets us, and so does the with zero time left in the game. all kinds. That will be something
myriad of event. We had our Football in March. Only in to see. For our members it’s a
“winter” meeting for the Texas Texas. mixed bag because just as sure
Association of Builders in Austin. The TAB meetings were as the sun rises there will those
The story on that is on another informative and scary. Next year who don’t want growth and don’t
page in this issue. Because we our legislative agenda will be full want services anywhere near
have our youngest grandkids of work to stop some onerous them. Technology will have to
near by in Cedar Park we visited bills sure to come up and work stay up with that growth and the
them for 24 hours. In that time, on getting builder bills passed. It concern is that so will the bad
we caught three “extreme” flag will be a huge challenge. What guys who hack that tech. Flying
football games watching the kids is most important is that you as cars? Mission to Mars? Yes,
show off their skills. The a member contribute to HOME probably both, but let’s start
youngest is new to American Pac so that we have the money thinking about how we plan to
football as he is more attuned to to fight the fight and win where build that world. And how we
soccer. He’s learning but his we need to. plan to protect our businesses.
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pads add some bulk to his little people by 2050 according to
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Builder News

NAHB Study Shows


Steady Gains in
Construction
Employment, But Levels
Remain Below Peak

n A new construction employment


analysis from the National
Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
shows that 9.8 million people worked
in construction in 2016, and more
than 3.8 million of them worked in
residential construction. These
numbers reflect modest but steady
job gains since 2011, when
construction employment bottomed
out. However, employment levels
remain below the peaks reached
during the housing boom in 2006,
when more than 11 million worked in
construction, and home building
employed more than 5 million people.
“While it is promising to see that
residential construction employment
is on the rise, it is still far below
where we need to be to meet the
increasing demand for housing,” said
NAHB Chairman Randy Noel, a
custom home builder from LaPlace,
La. “We will continue to push for
programs and policies that address
the labor shortage, such as workforce
development initiatives and
comprehensive immigration reform.”
NAHB’s analysis also shows the
number of home building jobs across
states and congressional districts.
California tops the nation in
employment of residential
construction workers—more than half
a million residents worked in home
building in 2016. This number is still
down significantly from the 2006 peak
of 788,000, though. Despite being
one of the states most severely
affected by the housing downturn,
Florida comes in second with 361,000
residential construction workers.
Among the states hardest hit by the
housing downturn and slowest to
recover home building jobs are New
Mexico, Nevada and Arizona, which
still show job losses of 46, 43, and 41
percent, respectively, compared to
2006. Despite these significant job
losses, home building in Nevada and
Arizona continues to employ a
relatively high share of local
workers—more than 3 percent of the
employed labor force.
NAHB’s analysis indicates that the
average congressional district has
more than 8,800 residents working in
residential construction, but that
number is often significantly higher.
For example, in Montana’s single
congressional district, close to 20,600
residents are in home building.
Colorado’s 7th district, which
incorporates parts of the Denver-
Aurora metro area, and Florida’s 19th
district, which serves an area on the
west coast from Fort Myers to Marco
Island, come in second and third with
more than 18,000 employed in home
building.
NAHB estimates of residential
construction employment by state
and congressional district are based
on two main sources of data: the
American Community Survey from
the Census Bureau and the Quarterly
Census of Employment and Wages
compiled by the Bureau of Labor
Statistics. These estimates include
self-employed workers, who
constitute approximately a quarter of
the labor force of the sector.
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nahb.org/MA
2018 Issue 3 Builders Outlook 7
Economic
Forescast

Elliot Eisenberg
Economic & Policy

u
Blog

The Age of Austerity Is Over


CELEBRATING
EPAB
THE BEST OF EPAB
When the Congressional Budget Office will respond. With unemployment near
made its June 2017 forecast of our fiscal 20-year lows, it is unknown how close
future, it projected a deficit of $689 billion the economy is to full employment. If it
in FY2019. The deficit is now poised to is close, inflation is likely to worsen. But
be $1.2 trillion, a dramatic and profound if the US has more growth potential, due
change that is hard to overstate. One to more corporate investment in plant
major reason for the growing deficit is and equipment, reduced regulation, and EL PASO ASSOCIATION OF BUILDERS
that the GOP tax cut that passed in late more workers coming from the ranks of
December is estimated to reduce those that dropped out in years past, the INNOVATION u DESIGN u EXCELLENCE u ACHIEVEMENT
revenue by $1 trillion over the next Fed could raise rates more slowly,

ENTRY INFORMATION
decade, even after pro-growth economic allowing the expansion to run longer
effects are factored in. The other reason because inflation would be subdued. In
is the budget deal passed by Congress addition, there is also fear that the

COMING SOON
in early February, includes $300 billion in Powell Fed will proactively raise rates
new spending over two years, along with too fast simply to prove its inflation-
$90 billion in hurricane relief, fully fighting-chops and needlessly cut short
financed by larger deficits. the current expansion.
This is a stark reversal from the years In the long-run, the annual deficit is
2010 through 2016, when congressional going to be worse than at any time other
Republicans insisted on spending cuts than during recessions or wars. This not
and the Obama administration insisted only reduces the ability of the
on raising taxes (by allowing some of the government to fight the next recession
Bush administration tax cuts to expire). with a big dose of fiscal stimulus, but
Those steps, combined with an higher debt service costs are also a
improving economy, cut the budget concern. And as interest rates rise
deficit from almost 10% of GDP in 2009 because of the added borrowing, so too
to less than 2.5% in 2015. What does will interest payments. Lastly, there is
this abrupt fiscal change mean for the also concern that government borrowing
economy in the near term, medium-term may “crowd-out” private sector
and long-term? borrowing. To the extent funds that can
In the near term, economic growth be borrowed are finite, and that is
should be quite strong. No matter what debatable, every dollar the government
assumptions are made, and which borrows is a dollar potentially not
economic models are used, GDP growth available for home mortgages or
over the next 18 to 24 months will be business expansion.
about half a percentage point higher than To conclude, in the short run, things
it would be absent these twin look good. In the medium-term, the fear
expansionary policies. After all, of inflation and the Fed’s ability to let the
between tax cuts and the boost to data speak and not preemptively raise
spending, close to $500 billion is being rates unnecessarily will determine how
injected into the US economy over the long the current expansion lasts. In the
next year! Even in an economy near full long-run, the government will have less
employment, this will boost growth and room to maneuver when the next
reduce the likelihood of a recession to a recession hits, and interest payments will
minimum. consume a growing percentage of the
In the medium-term, things are a bit budget, making budget battles on Capitol
murkier. The big question is whether the Hill more contentious and the need to
economy has room to grow without find more revenue increasingly pressing.
generating inflation -- and how the Fed

NAHB
February New Home Sales Flat
Sales of newly built, single-family “The recent upward revisions to the
homes remained virtually unchanged, sales numbers reflect our forecast for a
inching down 0.6 percent in February to gradual strengthening of the single-
a seasonally adjusted annual rate of family housing sector in 2018,” said
618,000 units after upward revisions to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz.
the January, December and November “Demographic tailwinds point to higher
reports, according to newly released demand for single-family homes in the
data by the U.S. Department of Housing months ahead. Combined with solid job
and Urban Development and the U.S. market data, we expect more consumers
Census Bureau. to enter the housing market this year.”

AWARDS CEREMONY
“New home sales are at a steady level, The inventory of new home sales for
which is consistent with our measures of sale was 305,000 in February, which is a
solid builder confidence in the housing 5.9-month supply at the current sales

SPRING 2018
market,” said NAHB Chairman Randy pace. The median sales price of new
Noel, a custom home builder from houses sold was $326,800.
LaPlace, La. “As housing demand grows, Regionally, new home sales rose 19.4
builders need to manage increasing percent in the Northeast and 9 percent in
costs for labor, lots and building the South. Sales decreased 3.7 percent
materials to keep their homes in the Midwest and 17.6 percent in the
competitively priced.” West.
BUILDERS OUTLOOK • EPAB ON THE SCENE

Legislative Issues and Government Relations

EPAB executive board attends TAB winter meeting in Austin


The members of the executive
board found themselves in Austin for
the Texas Association of Builders
winter meeting and came home filled
with information and vigor. The
quarterly gahtering was three days of
committee meetings and education
on the goings on with TAB and the
associations around the state.
The group was led by President
Edmundo Dena and Randy Bowling,
TAB Executive board member, and
included Sergio Cuartas, Edgar
Garcia, Sam Shallenberger, Margaret
Adauto and Ray Adauto. The
meetings were at the historic (and
haunted) Driskill Hotel located off 6th
street and Brazos. Did we say
haunted? Well yes and you can
verify that via Google as well as
various books and videos. But more
on that later. The meetings were long
but highly informative.
Sergio and Randy arrived earlier on
Wednesday and attended the Audit
committee, Association planning and
local president’s council. Thursday
had the group attend Home PAC
meetings, Government Relations
Committee both in the morning.
Home PAC and GRC both touched
on the deep divisions within the
legislature that will make next years
86th session extremely difficult to get
things done. “I can’t remember a
time where things are getting so
complicated,” said Scott Norman,
Executive Director of TAB.
The afternoon had the group
dividing up to got to six meetings. No
one was bored but the day long event
takes a toll. Friday was the final day
and included our Area five (V)
meeting with the rest of our west
Texas associations. After lunch we all
attended the Board meeting.
One of our highlights was winning
the coveted Best of the Best
HOMEPAC award, the 14th time
we’ve done so. It’s starting to bug the
other associations, and that is good.
Home PAC after all needs support
and so anything that brings in
contributions, including the award,
are good for the industry.

Community Project for Kids


The EPAB was asked to build a playhouse for the El Paso Children’s
Hospital Foundation as an auction item for their gala held April 6.
Chairwoman Angelique Roman had terrific help from the members.
“This is the first time in many years that we attempt something like this
and while the idea is somewhat simple the execution wasn’t”, Roman told
the Outlook. Our thanks to Fernando Santana, Gus Loy, Brenda Aguirre,
Patricia Martinez, Dan Villareal, Justin Hahn, Chris Hakes, Mike Flores,
Casey McCuan, Cruz Lopez, Edmundo Dena, Angelique Roman, Ted
Escobedo, Eduardo (Lalo) Blanco, Jaime Gonzalez, Cristina Sheldon,
Ricardo Aguilar, Margaret Adauto and Ray Adauto. Lumber donated by
Foxworth Galbraith. Transport to the Civic Center Franklin Building
Materials. Paint and supplies Sherwin Williams. Our sincere thanks for all
the work.
2018 Issue 3

Membership Drive Training
The El Paso Association of Builders was joined by TAB Executive
Director Scott Norman and TAB Executive Randy Bowling for a four hour
training session for the upcoming Direct Drive, a membership drive coming
in May. Team captains have started to get their teams together for a
competitive fun membership drive. The Texas Association of Builders of
which 20 locals will be participating in the drive are all doing training in April
for the May event. “I want to thank all the EPAB leadership for their strong
commitment to the drive,” said Scott Norman. “El Paso always sets the
bar,” said Rob Oliver. “I suspect you guys will be kicking it hard.”

New flags go up the pole


Being so close to the interstate is
sometimes a pain. Not just for
driving or getting in or out of the
area, but in this case something
most of you wouldn’t think about.
Flags. Our flagpole, donated by
Greg Bowling many years ago, has
flown the U. S. and Texas flags
during that time. Once every four
months the flags are so dirty that we
have to change them out. Wind,
soot, dirt, and daily crud. We
changed out the colors so that now
you have a spring fresh set of flags
flying proudly.
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Mortgage
& Banking
Rising mortgage rates hit new home sales

is increasingly out of financial That did not happen, likely because "This report is undoubtedly
reach for today's home buyers. affordability stood in the way. disappointing. Like 2017, 2018 isn't
"The drop in sales may be due to Builders did note a drop in buyer setting up to be particularly
saturation in the upper price range traffic in January, according to a favorable for builders —
of the market, which should compel monthly sentiment survey from the construction materials and
builders to follow the market and National Association of Home permitting costs are high and
build more moderately priced Builders. That measure did not rising, labor is tight, and desirable,
homes," wrote Joseph Kirchner, improve in February, when rates buildable land is scarce and
senior economist at Realtor.com. moved even higher. Builder expensive," wrote Aaron Terrazas,
"We may be beginning to see this confidence remains high, but senior economist at Zillow. "It
with the largest drop for new home largely due to sales expectations seems clear that we shouldn't
sales in homes priced above over the next six months, not expect a big breakthrough in new
An ominous sign for builders:
$500,000." current sales conditions or buyer home sales any time soon, and
The expectation had been for an traffic. should instead look for incremental
• Homebuyers increasingly increase in new home sales in Builders may be counting on the progress at best. At this point, we'll
can't afford what they want. January, after the sharp drop in tight supply in the existing home take whatever we can get."
December. Some economists market to push more business their -cnbc.com
• Higher mortgage rates, argue that when rates begin to rise, way. Sales of existing homes fell in
combined with the loss of there is an initial surge reaction January as well, with the blame
homeowner tax breaks in from buyers who want to get in laid squarely on a severe shortage
some of the nation's most before rates increase even further. of homes for sale.
expensive markets, are
taking away buying power.

Sales of newly built homes are


falling, and the culprit is clear.
Homebuyers increasingly can't
afford what they want. Higher
mortgage rates, combined with the
loss of homeowner tax breaks in
some of the nation's most
expensive markets, are taking
away buying power.
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Updated every month, here is a list of the 2018 EPAB Membership.
Remember to please do buinsess with fellow members.
Builder members Trejo Construction Co. Eagle Roofing Products MTI Ready Mix, Inc.
as of February 28, 2018 Juan Trejo Scott Aguilar Tony Mullen
Tropicana Building Corp. El Paso Building Materials New American Funding
Bain Construction Bobby Bowling IV Ken Wade Brenda Trillo
Scott Bain Tropicana Development El Paso Disposal New Era Foam
Bella Vista Custom Homes, Inc. Greg Bowling Irma Parsons George Tollen
Edgar Garcia Tropicana Homes El Paso Mortgage Bankers Association Passage Supply
BIC Homes Randy Bowling Gilbert Pedregon John Chaney
Antonio Cervantes Tropicana Properties El Paso Times Patriot Mortgage
Carefree Homes Demetrio Jimenez Jose Molina Randy Bowling
Richard Aguilar Villagi Homes, LLC El Paso Truss Pella Windows
Casas De Leon, LLC Kristi Eddings Luis Mendiola Jason Bates
Nick Bombach Will Harvey Development El Paso Winnelson Performance Glass & Aluminum
Classic American Homes Will S. Harvey Rene Goldfien Hector Hernandez
Priscilla Hernandez Winton/Flair/Accent Homes Ferguson Enterprises Inc. Perl Mortgage
Crown Heritage Homes Herschel Stringfield Albert Holguin Stephen Sepulveda, Gilbert Pedregon
Lydia Mlouhi First American Bank Pioneer Bank
Cullers & Caldwell Builders Associate Members Luis Sauceda Kathy Carrillo
John Cullers as of February. 28, 2018 Fire Smoke N’ Grill PRIDE Ascend
Cullers Homes 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty Bill Owen Dr. Lonny Wright
Jason R. Cullers Jeanine Jones First Light Federal Credit Union Post Tension
D. R. Horton Homes 84 Lumber Lorenzo Revelez Dennis Moore
Jaime Gonzalez Ernie Chavez First National 1870 Powerfoam Insulation/
Dawco Home Builders 915 Siteworks, LLC Haley Merritt Metlspan NCI Group, Inc.
Walter O. Lujan Dan Guevara Firth, Johnston, Bunn & Kerr Arnie Pederson
Deal-2-Deal Homes ABC Supply Co., Inc. Jay Kerr Randall Smith, CPA
dba Deal-2-Deal,LLC Larry Eck Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Randall Smith
Delton Deal Acme Brick Company Dan Villarreal Real Estate Weekly Newspaper
Del Rio Engineering, Inc. Vanessa Rocha; Steve Bush Franklin Building Materials Riley Stephens
Sal Masoud Adams Moulding & Lumber Ricardo Aguilar; Cristina Sheldon Rebath of El Paso/Las Cruces
Diamond Homes, LLC Tom Swahlen G2 Ram Electric Lisa Walling
Valerie Baquera Area Iron & Steel Works, Inc. Luis Cano Remcon Self Storage
Donald Ward Builder, Inc. Fred L. Edmonston Jr. GCC Sun City Materials, LLC Will Harvey
Donald Ward Atrium Homes Antonio “Tony” Chavez Richman Group Affordable Housing Corp.
E. Valencia Land Development LLC Ricardo Bocardo Jr. GECU- Greater El Paso Credit Union Kevin Hoffman
Eddie Valencia Bank of Texas Brenda Aguirre Rocky Mountain Mortgage Company
Edward's Homes, Inc. Ray Owen Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce Dean Inniss
Eduardo Fernandez Barnett & Bennett Construction GEPAR-Greater El Paso Roe, Brad
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David Bogas Barragan & Associates Jeff R. Paxton Saldivar Electric, Inc.
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Javier Andrade Beasley, Mitchell & Co., LLP Charles B. Haskins, Jr. Senercon
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Charles Gaddy BMC Select Mark Smiley Sherwin Williams Paint
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Hanson Asset Management, LP Kathy Rose, Sandra Lucero J & H Concrete & Post Tension Ted Escobedo
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Hunt Communities, LLC Luke Lowenfield Jimmy Garza Chris Matthews
Kathy Parry CEA Engineering Group Emergency Water Removal Spectrum Technologies
Icon Custom Home Builder, LLC. Jorge L. Azcarate Veronica Buchanan Miled Daou
Carlos Garcia Central Texas Metal Jobe Materials, LP Stewart Title of El Paso
Industrial Realty Group Incorporated Roofing Supply Co.,Inc. Charlie Tellez Cindy Bilbe
Brent D. Harris Ben Garza, III Joe Bernal Insurance StrucSure Home Warranty
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Mustafa Ali Thomas Brown Ralph Sanchez Texas Title Company
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Fernando Torres, Judith Arrunada, Martin Paredes TTI Prop. Management. TFCU
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Juan Jose Vasquez Ken Foster Lennox Industries The Dorian Group/Ocean Gallery USA
Palace Homes, Inc. Conde, Inc. Sharon Horton Miguel Angel Mercado
Robert Diaz Conrad Conde Lone Star Title Co. of El Paso The Home Systems Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Palo Verde Homes Copenhagen Imports Sam Trimble Jesus Chain
Edgar Montiel Flemming Carlsen Love Engineering, Inc. Trane Residential Solutions
Pointe Homes CQC Testing and Engineering, LLC Montez Love Robert Meske/ Kathleen Chacon
Carlos Villalobos Jaime Rojas Majestic Realtors TRE & Associates
Porter Homes Dal-Tile Patti Musshorn Linda Troncoso
Albert Porter Joseph Cepeda MAK Roofing & Construction Trim Team
R.C. Baeza & Associates Delek US dba 7 Eleven Felix Vizarreta Juan & Kris Hernandez
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Gordon Welch Maria Elena (Nena) Gomez Tom Harmon Vision Consultants, Inc.
Rassette Homes, Inc. Dunn Edwards Paints McCoy's Building Supplies Kelly Sorenson
Donald Rassette Nathan Gordon Julie Reyes WestStar Home Loans
Santana Custom Homes Dorney Security Merrill Lynch Cinco Houghton
Fernando Santana John Dorney Thomas (Tommy) Gabriel WestStar Bank
Southwest Land Development Serv. DWS Building Supply Mini Concrete Materials David Osborn
Doug Schwartz Sabrina Voorhies Joe Soto WestStar Title
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